American Poetic Masters
This course covers both major and minor poets from the 19th Century including but not limited to Bryant, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, Poe, Holmes, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, and Robinson. Spirituals, folk songs, and American Indian poetry will also be covered. This study includes the role of the poet in the century as well as the evolution of poetic content and form.
*Formerly 19th Century American Poetry